"Like English, Icelandic is a Germanic language, but unlike English it has changed very little since the ninth century. For the visitor to Iceland, a knowledge of the language is an obvious asset, but it will also enable the student to read and enjoy the incomparable Eddas and sagas of Icelandic literature. This book provides a through and detailed course in Icelandic. The student is taken through a series of lessons which provide a complete grounding in pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Exercises are included to cover each stage in the course and the aim is to provide a practical series of lessons by which the student can smoothly progress, on his own if necessary, to a sound working knowledge of Icelandic."--Back cover.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GeraldLange - LibraryThing
If you are new to the idea of studying a foreign language on your own, I would suggest that you start with something other than this particular book. Icelandic is an extremely grammar-heavy language ... Read full review